Uk-based consultancy firm Alien Technology Transfer launched its strategic operations centre in Dublin today, creating 19 new jobs.
The firm, which specialises in projecting financing, management, and concept development, aims to create the new jobs over the course of the next three years.
Alien works with SMEs to secure grant funding under Horizon 2020.
The Irish operation will be in charge of project management activities and development of business plans for clients across Europe, in sectors including ICT, energy, health, manufacturing, transport and eco-innovation.
Alien Technology chief operating officer Paul Pietrangelo said the company chose Dublin as it is "one of the best places in the world for start-ups to grow".
"With the presence of both research focused universities and big tech companies, Dublin is a becoming a centre of excellence for innovation. We hope to work with many local start-ups in achieving their financial and commercial goals”.
Horizon 2020 is an EU-wide Research and Innovation programme with nearly €80bn of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). The programme, aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness, focuses on supporting new projects and getting them off the ground quickly.
Those interested in applying for the project manager roles can do so by sending a CV and cover letter to email@example.com.